I’ve spent many a happy hour shooting people on both Pandora and Elpis in the Borderlands universe. I was particularly chuffed with all the core DLC that Borderlands 2 got – well, at least 2 of them. The Torque and Tiny Tina campaigns were well worth the extra money, and almost made me forget how underwhelming those other two were. Pre-Sequel is taking a different approach to their additional content. The first gave players the opportunity to play as a Handsome Jack clone. The second has just been announced, and it’s called The Holodome Onslaught. Basically, it’s a new challenge arena.
Here’s what you can expect:
This add-on pack features all-new narrative content including appearances from veteran Vault Hunters Gaige and Axton, who recently returned to the Crimson Raiders HQ. While they were gone on a mission, they missed out on the events of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and ask Athena to recount the story. Since they’re not the most patient badass Vault Hunters on Pandora, they just want an abbreviated version – only the juicy, violent stuff.
As Athena tells the tale, you’ll play through The Holodome Onslaught, a new challenge arena where you’ll fight wave after wave of foes, including some of The Pre-Sequel’s most memorable badasses as well as several new enemies. You’ll also be able to earn new weapons, new class mods, and some radical new heads and skins.
If you don’t own a season pass, this bit of content will cost you $10. It also includes a level cap increase to 60, and will be arriving on December the 16th – just in time for the Christmas break. Personally, I find it very underwhelming and overpriced.
To keep the peace with myself and other disappointed Borderlands fans, there will be an update next week which introduces Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode. I’m not sure how tough it’ll be this time around, especially with the lack of slag which was extremely important in Borderlands 2. Thankfully, that hasn’t had a cost slapped onto it – it will be completely free.
The next DLC will be a character called Aurelia the Baroness. Only then, with the fourth and final batch of downloadable content, will we be getting any kind of additional campaign. Am I the only one who really dislikes the way this DLC has been done and how much it all costs? Leave your thoughts below!
Last Updated: December 5, 2014